Amy’s research interests include the history, evolution and distribution of northern floras. She has studied the impacts of climate change on arctic plant communities for over a decade. Her postdoctoral research aims to assess the impact of disturbance and climate change on the invasion of arctic tundra by trees and shrubs.
Amy holds a B.A. (1994) in Human Ecology from College of the Atlantic, M.S. (2000) in Biological Sciences from University of Missouri Columbia, and Ph.D. (2010) in Botany from University of Alaska Fairbanks.